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International students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100 as part of a Victorian Government emergency support package that will help tens of thousands of people across our state. Please read the following media release from Victoria State Government for more information. Source: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/emergency-support-for-victorias-international-students/

The Red Cross has announced on its website that it will be receiving funding from the Australian Government for the next six months to deliver emergency relief and casework support to temporary visa holders who have no way to support themselves and who have urgent needs. This is consistent with discussions the MIA National President, […]

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and […]

The MIA has received the following responses to questions sent to the Department on behalf of members. Will any concessions be available for visa holders unable to comply with their current visa conditions? The department is taking a flexible approach to visa holders in these circumstances, including in the following situations: Requests for waiver of […]

Victoria welcomes nomination applications under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) which allows points-tested skilled workers and their families to live, study and work in designated regional areas of Australia for a period of 5 years. Information on Victoria’s Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa nomination criteria and application process is now […]

Occupations and Assessing Authorities for Subclass 491 Legislative Instrument F2019L01402 – LIN 19/243 : Migration (Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities for Subclass 491 Visas Instrument 2019 The purpose of the instrument is to introduce the subclass 491 and close the subclass 489 visa to applicants in the First Provisional Visa Stream therefore amendments are […]

Migration has been a topic of heated debate in the Australian government. The current Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, had proposed a plan to cut immigration in 2019, from 190,000 to 160,000. This reflects the sentiment shared by many Australians, amidst fears of overcrowded cities and homes priced out of reach of ordinary people, a survey […]

From 22 July 2019, Victoria’s Skilled & Business Migration Program (SBMP) will remove the invitation process for all Business Innovation and Investor Program (BIIP) streams. Updates to the minimum eligibility criteria for some visa subclasses will also be updated from 22 July 2019, including: A minimum Department of Home Affairs’ SkillSelect Points test of 80 will […]

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